Betting tips for France vs Belgium 10.07.2018
The moment of truth arrives for two of the teams that have had to suffer most to reach this semi-final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Croatia played its second round of penalties and after eliminating Denmark in the round of 16, it fell apart in the quarterfinals. the host of the tournament, Russia. The Balkan team took all nine points in their three matches, beating Nigeria (2-0), Argentina (3-0) and Iceland, showing their best football in this 21st Century, and will be the first of their group no matter what happens in this shock.
The Balkan selection complicated life in an unthinkable way and needed to reach the repechage to get their ticket to Russia. Before Cacic was dismissed in his post after the ridiculous draw at home against Finland, that nothing was played. Only in this game, Croatia and his rival scored in the same game, making it clear that when they fit a goal, they have not been able to overcome.
Since the start it has been seen that this qualifying phase was not going to be easy for Modric and his teammates, who made their debut with a draw at home against Turkey (1-1). The win in Kosovo (0-6) and consecutive victories against Finland (0-1), Iceland (2-0) and Ukraine (1-0) put them in a privileged position, which the Balkan team has insisted on to lose. First, it fell in Iceland (1-0), winning by miracle to Kosovo at home (1-0), before falling in Turkey (2-0) days later, at the beginning of last September. The draw with Finland left them with 2 points less than the Icelanders before the last day, in which the Croatians managed to win in Kiev by 0-2.
Subasic and Mandzukic are doubts for the match, while Vrsaljko is low.
England got its first World Cup semi-final since 1990 by winning to Sweden 2-0 in the quarter-finals. In the first phase, the Three Lions beat Tunisia (2-1, with saving goal by Harry Kane), crush Panama (6-1) and lose with the reserves against Belgium (1-0). In the round of 16, he won in penalties against Colombia, breaking his particular curse from the eleven meters.
The English team ensured their presence in this World Cup after making an excellent qualifying phase, in which they achieved 26 points, with 8 wins and two draws in the 10 games played. The Three Lions Team has settled under the command of Gareth Southgate. The former international side was the emergency substitute after the scandal that led to the dismissal of Sam Allardyce last October and, after his arrival, the selection of the Three Lions has been much more aggressive than the version seen in the last European Championship.
Allardyce was in charge of leading the team in the victory of the first day by 0-1 in Slovakia. Southgate took over the team in the victory of the English against Malta 2-0. Subsequently, the team drew a draw in their visit to Slovenia, with a huge performance by Joe Hart to beat Scotland 3-0 in the next game. In March, the English defeated Lithuania 2-0, closing a streak of two friendly matches without knowing the victory against Spain (2-2) and Germany (1-0). Days later, the English played the most exciting game of which we have been in 2017. The English drew 2 in Scotland, in a match that they had won 5 minutes from the end and in which they saw as Griffiths, with two goals of foul almost consecutive, put the game in favor of the locals. The goal in added time of Harry Kane was the minor evil for the equipment that, in the three last parties, gained to Slovakia (2-1), Slovenia (1-0) and in Lithuania (0-1). England come from defeating Holland in Amsterdam by 0-1 and draw against Italy (1-1). Last week, I beat Nigeria by a tight 1-0.
In six duels, the English have won 4 and Croatia, 2. There were no draws. By physical condition, England is a favorite, but the experience of Croatian players internationally is greater. I expect a controlled match, in which no more than two goals will be scored in the 90 minutes.